Microbiome Dynamics and Health Disparities

Theme organizers

 Sonia Flores  Catherine Lozupone
Sonia Flores
Univ. of Colorado,
Anschutz Med. Ctr. 
Catherine Lozupone
Univ. of Colorado,
Anschutz Med. Ctr 


 Diet, Obesity, Nutrition and Gut Microbiome

Sunday, March 29, 2015, 3:55 PM - 6:10 PM • Room 255

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Chaired: M. J. Blaser, NYU Langone Med. Ctr.                

3:55                        Chair’s Introduction.

4:00      105.1       Obesity, Bariatric Surgery, and the Gut Microbiome Z.E. Ilhan. Arizona State Univ.

4:30                        Characterization of an Alternative Starch Utilization System from the Human Gut Bacterium Bacteroides thetaiotaomicron and Its Implications in Human Nutrition M.M. Chaudet and D.R. Rose. Univ. of Waterloo, Canada. (575.4)

4:45      105.2       What the HIV-Associated Gut Microbiome May Tell Us about the Role of the Adaptive Immune System in Matching Our Gut Microbes to Our Diet C. Lozupone, P. Neff, M. Rhodes, J. Donnelly, T. Campbell and B. Palmer. Univ. of Colorado Denver.

5:15      105.3       Maternal Obesity Alters Gut Microbial Ecology in Offspring of NOD Mice M. Zhu, Y. Kang and M. Du. Washington State Univ. and Univ. of Idaho.

5:30                        Mucosal IgA Responses to the Gut Microbiota in Healthy versus Malnourished Children A. Kau. Washington Univ. in St. Louis.

6:00                        Discussion.

Microbiome, Metabolic Syndrome, Diabetes and CVD

Monday, March 30, 2015, 9:45 AM - 12:00 PM • Room 255

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Chaired: A. Kau, Washington Univ. in St. Louis.

9:45                        Chair’s Introduction.

9:50      222.1       Early Life Microbiome, Obesity and Diabetes M.J. Blaser. NYU Langone Med. Ctr.

10:20                      Radical Chemistry in the Human Gut: Discovery of Choline Trimethylamine-Lyase S. Bodea and E.P. Balskus. Harvard Univ. (575.15)

10:35    222.2       Diet, the Gut Microbiome and Cardio-metabolic Risk J. Lovegrove. Univ. of Reading, U.K.

11:05                      Preterm Infant Gut Microbiome and Weight at 36 Weeks Corrected Gestational Age D.H. Taft, D.V. Ward, N.J. Ollberding, K.R. Schibler, N. Ambalavanan, Z.T. Yu, D.S. Newburg, B.S. Davidson and A.L. Morrow. Cincinnati Children’s Hosp., Univ. of Alabama at Birmingham and Boston Col.

11:20    222.3       Microbiome/Metabolic Syndrome/Diabetes and CVD A.J. Lusis, E. Org, B. Emert, J.W. Joo, M. Mehrabian, W. Schwartzman, B. Parks, R. Davis, Y. Blum, J. Furuta, M. Navab, A. Fogelman, T. Drake, R. Knight, R. Gunsalus, S. Hazen and E. Eskin. UCLA, Cleveland Clin. and Univ. of Colorado Boulder.

11:50                      Discussion.  

Microbiome and Mucosal Homeostasis

Tuesday, March 31, 2015, 3:55 PM - 6:10 PM •  Room 255  ROOM CHANGE, Session will now be held in Room 253A

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Chaired: C. Lozupone, Univ. of Colorado, Anschutz Med. Campus

3:55                        Chair’s Introduction.

4:00      368.1       Vaginal Microbiota, Racial/Ethnic Groups, and Risk of Preterm Birth B. Foxman. Univ. of Michigan Sch. of Publ. Hlth.

4:30                        Proinflammatory Environmental Exposures in Asthma C. Cheah, M. Daines and W. Morgan. Univ. of Arizona. (571.8)

4:45      368.2       Gut Microbiota, Low-Grade Inflammation, and Metabolic Syndrome A. Gewirtz. Georgia State Univ.

5:15                        Symbiotic Bacterial Metabolites Regulate Gastrointestinal Barrier Function via the Xenobiotic Sensor PXR and Toll-Like Receptor 4 S. Mani and H. Li. Albert Einstein Col. of Med. (575.17)

5:30      368.3       Microbiome in Inner-City Asthma S. Lynch. UCSF.

6:00                        Discussion.

Ethnicity, Race, Microbiome Metabolic Homeostasis

Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 9:00 AM - 11:15 AM •  Room 255  ROOM CHANGE, Session will now be held in Room 253A

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Chaired: S. Flores, Univ. of Colorado, Anschutz Med. Campus

9:00                        Chair’s Introduction.

9:05                        The microbiota of uncontacted Amerindians. J.C. Clemente. Mount Sinai Sch. of Med.

9:35      487.1       Periodontal Disease and the Oral Microbiome in Minority Populations P. Kumar and M.R. Mason. The Ohio State Univ.

10:05                      Food System Disparities J.D. Burke. Univ. of New Hampshire.

10:35    487.2       Diet, Microbiota, and Microbial Metabolites in Rural Africans and African Americans S.J.D. O’Keefe. Univ. of Pittsburgh.

11:05                      Discussion.